Dictionary Results for names

1. names - noun

· verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"

Synonym(s): name_calling

Hypernym(s): defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet_job

2. name - noun

· a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"

Hypernym(s): language_unit, linguistic_unit

3. name - noun

· a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"

Hypernym(s): repute, reputation

4. name - noun

· family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

Synonym(s): gens

Hypernym(s): family, family_line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry

5. name - noun

· a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"

Synonym(s): figure, public_figure

Hypernym(s): important_person, influential_person, personage

6. name - noun

· by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"

Hypernym(s): sanction

7. name - noun

· a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

Synonym(s): epithet

Hypernym(s): defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet_job

8. name - verb

· assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Synonym(s): call, know_as, be_known_as

Hypernym(s): label

9. name - verb

· give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"

Synonym(s): identify

Hypernym(s): denote, refer

10. name - verb

· charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"

Synonym(s): nominate, make

Hypernym(s): appoint, charge

11. name - verb

· create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"

Synonym(s): appoint, nominate, constitute

Hypernym(s): establish, found, plant, constitute, institute

12. name - verb

· mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"

Hypernym(s): specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit

13. name - verb

· make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Synonym(s): mention, advert, bring_up, cite, refer

Hypernym(s): think_of, have_in_mind, mean

14. name - verb

· identify as in botany or biology, for example

Synonym(s): identify, discover, key, key_out, distinguish, describe

15. name - verb

· give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"

Synonym(s): list

Hypernym(s): enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise

16. name - verb

· determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

Synonym(s): diagnose

Hypernym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass

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